Jenoptik opens new technology campus in Michigan
New tech campus will offer engineering, production, sales and service for both industrial metrology and laser processing systems.
Jenoptik is officially ushering a new era of its automotive business in North America with the opening of its new campus.
Located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, this modern campus will offer engineering, production, sales and service for both industrial metrology and laser processing systems.
After relocation in the week of May 8th, full operational capabilities are expected to be online by May 15th. An internal opening ceremony with the Jenoptik Executive Board, local management and staff is planned for mid-June.
The new building covers 100,000 sq. ft., on a 16-acre campus in Rochester Hills. Almost twice as large as its current facility, the new facility meets the latest standards in a production environment for both employees and customers. Benefits include modern and flexible application areas, which can be used simultaneously for training and meeting rooms.
“In our expanded laser application center, we will be able to demonstrate and perform feasibility studies, application-specific competencies, as well as cutting and welding services directly on-site,” says Andreas Blind, V.P. of Sales, Services and Marketing.
The new facility will be equipped with modern systems and material for energy efficiency, including the latest in sensor-controlled office and plant LED lighting, as well as special energy saving HVAC systems.
“We will markedly exceed U.S. and local environmental standards,” says David Matynowski, V.P. of Operations.
The workplaces will not only have natural light in both office and production areas, but the manufacturing departments will also be modern and flexible, while the machine facilities will be equipped with the latest technology. Non-technological capabilities were also implemented, with a special floor thickness and ceiling height of 9 meters under the crane making it possible to flexibly produce customized solutions in the future.
In this first expansion phase, the new facility will devote approximately 50 percent of its total square footage to production. It will also provide areas and flexible expansion options, in the medium term, for other Jenoptik activities and future planned growth in the U.S.A. North America is one of Jenoptik’s strategic target markets with an expected above-average growth in the coming years. In 2016, Jenoptik generated around 20 percent of group revenue, or 135 million euros in the Americas. In total, Jenoptik currently employs about 270 staff in the U.S.A.